June 19, 2018 Subject:
This show is so beautiful...technical flaws and all...that dropped Garcia on Prophet is a loss...but this show has heart...righteous...
April 30, 2016 Subject:
The witness box began to rock and rise...
I loved this old venue!!!
As for this show-
GOOD TUNE SELECTION
- March 17, 2013
Subject: majorly under rated performance!
August 25, 2015 Subject:
3/10/81 was the last time I heard livin on reds vitamin c and cocaine, the crowd cheered like crazy and you could see bobby shakin is head like no, no, no, for years after went to the sex change. I saw most all the east coast shows in 81, don't know if it was my frame of mind but wow, whatta great year, loved this show
July 8, 2015 Subject:
First time I recall hearing Bobby use the "sex change" lyric in Truckin'. Know I've heard it in '82 or '83 shows.
June 16, 2015 Subject:
Weir's Encore Comment
Bob may have been referring to the wreck of the Old 97, which occurred in Danville VA, about 40 miles north of Greensboro.
June 16, 2015 Subject:
Highlights: Loser, Casey Jones
April 30, 2014 Subject:
shakin it baby!
shakedown street > Sampson...booyyaaa
January 24, 2014 Subject:
March 17, 2013 Subject:
majorly under rated performance!
This show is a nice find. I just listed from start to finish. I heard every drop of sound available here. I enjoyed it thoroughly. The setlist is a greatest hits style list- alabama greatest and china rider in first set!- Shakedown and estimated>eyes in set two is a jamfest and the vocals are soo clear. To top it off a Casey Jones encore is prefeaced by Bob : "we heard there was a train wreck around here and the engineer died...so here ya go ...interesting intro on the encore....I love eighties dead. Especially this early 80's stuff. Any show that features casey Jones in the 80's is rare. Infact, any show with Casey Jones after 1974 is noteworthy and rare. You may be surprised to know that they played it just 4 times in '77, 3 in the October run, and once on NYE, having shelved it for 3 years (18 months given the hiatus). It was played in '78 but not until a year later for the november run and then NYE again. In '79 it was played 7 times but zero times from Feb to November- so it was not a normal occurence. In '80 it was 7 times but 4 times in October and 1 in August and a couple at years end. This was the 3rd Casey Jones of the year in '81 and would be played 4 more times mostly at years end. Then just 2 times n '82 none in '83, then 2 times in '84 then not until '92 where it was done 3 times, then just once in '93 and that was it for this tune. So after this show Casey Jones was played live just 12 more times, whith an 8 year lay away coming after '84. China rider is notable because it was not in regular rotation from end of '74-'79, making a cameo on 12/29/77. By Feb of '79 it was back. Having been played 69 times in '72, 49 in '73 and an alarmingly low 21 times in '74- they played it 24 times in '81. When it made its return in '79 it was done 19 times, but the early eighties saturated dead set lists with the China rider. This show is in the thick of its rebirth and it is well practiced and rehearsed. In '79 Jerry flubs the lyrics to chincat a lot, and Bob sings the 'march winds gonna blow' verse twice or out of order in many of the '79 shows. (see 8-12-79- great show but blown China rider). This show is spot on in every respect. It blends old school dead like the china cat and the casey jones with the newer shakedowns and eighties versions of good lovin and a classic 'estimated eyes'. Nice high quality board here with basically no audience patches, the first 5 seconds of jack straw is audience and some spotted split seconds between songs where the crowd is heard but 99% sbd and a very solid show.
December 21, 2009 Subject:
Brent among others
The second set is a standout, with especially creative solo improv work from Brent (who's up nice in the mix) and Jerry, among others. Thanks to the Professor for slotting this in the Deadpod.
October 15, 2009 Subject:
See, it was like this...
My first show. So very long ago but this recording puts me there again. Thanks completely.